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Over 80,000 get encephalitis vaccines in Baitadi

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BAITADI — The vaccines for Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) have been administered to around 80,000 children in Baitadi district.

“The vaccination campaign which kicked off on May 8 in two phases has concluded,” District Health Office, Baitadi Vaccination Official, Birendra Bhatta said.

The health office had initially set a goal of vaccinating 72,000 children in the age group 1 – 15, but it shot past the target.

The vaccination for Japanese encephalitis was carried out for the first time in Baitadi with the mosquitoes menace gradually on the rise in this far-western hilly district.

A total of 400 medical workers and 831 women health volunteers were mobilized for the campaign.

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Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta

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BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.

At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.

On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.

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